MGM to Bring Classic Media’s Waldo to the Big Screen

MGM has secured feature film rights to Classic Media’s Where’s Waldo property. The studio will bring Waldo to the big screen in a live-action family adventure. Created by Martin Handford and first published in 1987, more than 55 million Where’s Waldo? books have been sold, and the titles have been translated into more than 30 languages.

MGM’s Cassidy Lange, vice president of production, will oversee the project for the studio. Handford’s business partner, Mike Gornall, and Classic Media’s co-CEO, Eric Ellenbogen, will serve as executive producers.

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Capcom Mobile Releases New “Where’s Waldo?” Mobile Game

Capcom Mobile and Classic Media are releasing Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood, the sequel to last year’s Where’s Waldo? mobile phone game.

In the game, players join the search for Waldo through a series of Hollywood-themed adventures. The mobile game features multiple search-and-find games based on scenes from the book series, and five mini games such as Tic-Whack-Wizard, Odd One Out, and Slide Puzzles. As the hunting progresses, players can unlock bonus content and earn in-game awards.

Where’s Waldo? In Hollywood is currently available for download on most North American carriers. Visit Capcom Mobile or the Where’s Waldo’s mobile website for more details.

Walker Books Announces New Where’s Waldo Publishing Program

Classic Media has appointed The Walker Group, consisting of Walker Books UK, Candlewick Press, and Walker Books Australia, to create a new global publishing program for the popular Where’s Waldo? books.

This first-ever spin-off program for Where’s Waldo? will feature new material that will be released across a variety of formats. The new range, to debut in 2012 in honor of Waldo’s 25th birthday, will be designed to complement the original Where’s Waldo? collection, which was designed by Martin Handford.